2009 Infiniti G37

Base RWD 4-Dr Sedan V6

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Chopping the top off a car isn't as easy as it sounds, especially when the fixed roof is replaced with a folding one of the steel variety - the panels and system of motors and hinges add significant weight. Worse, in order to get the whole mess to fit in the trunk, a folding hard top often requires a bubbly, arching roofline and an ungainly, long rear deck. If you've had the displeasure of studying a Volkswagen Eos, you know what we're talking about.
Now, Infiniti - which hasn't produced a droptop in ages - has created a hardtop convertible G37 that has lost almost none of its elegant coupe sibling's visual appeal. And although the retractable roof and robust structural bracing add some 450 pounds to the car's mass, the G37's driving experience also has been largely preserved. That means blistering acceleration, brilliant ride and handling, and a cockpit that's among the prettiest in the business.
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Even though the G37's chassis is new from the A-pillar rearward, the experience from behind the wheel is identical to that of the coupe. The familiar VVEL 3.7-liter V-6 carries over, but it produces five fewer horses due to a slightly more restrictive exhaust. Transmissions migrate over as well - buyers can choose a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic. We prefer the automatic, which dampens much of the V-6's roughness and provides better off-the-line acceleration, thanks to delightfully short gear ratios. A sport package that mirrors the coupe's - although without the limited-slip differential - is available with the automatic (and standard with the stick), but all-wheel drive is not offered.
Lowering the roof requires nothing more than the press of a button and a somewhat lengthy thirty seconds. Air movement is very well controlled inside the cabin, especially with the optional wind blocker. To ensure year-round comfort, you can order heated and cooled seats, and headrest-mounted Bose speakers are available, too.
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What's so difficult about making a convertible, you say? Deciding what compromises to make for the sake of beauty, that's what. In order to keep the G37's sexy silhouette, Infiniti had to relocate the rear suspension's upper mounting points so the top would fit in the trunk. It does - but it leaves almost no room for cargo. With the top down, you'd be hard-pressed to fit two Ziploc freezer baggies back there. That is, if you can get the trunk open in the first place - the heavy lid lacks any kind of handle and is difficult to open.
Asking rear-seat passengers to hold your luggage will be an exercise in the art of persuasion. They have almost five inches less legroom than they would in the back of a BMW 3-series droptop, so they won't be happy. Just reassure them that they look fabulous in the G37, and drown out their complaints with that trademark Infiniti exhaust song.
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Infiniti has replaced the G35, its BMW 3-series-fighting sedan, with the G37. As you'd imagine, the G37 uses the 3.7-liter V-6 from the sexy G37 coupe; in the sedan, it produces 2 hp less due to different exhaust routing. Still, at 328 hp, the new G37 four-door makes 22 hp more than did the G35's V-6, and its power output beats both the BMW 328i and the twin-turbo 335i. Infiniti's VHR (or very high rev) engine takes a page right out of BMW's book by using valve lift to do the job of a conventional throttle, and the resulting fuel economy dividend means that the extra horses are cost-free, at least at the pump: the 2009 G37 should receive the same EPA ratings as last year's G35.
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Unless you're talking about the automatic transmission version, that is. Thanks to two additional gear ratios - a seven-speed unit first seen in the FX - the automatic G37's ratings are expected to jump by 1 mpg city and 2 mpg highway, to 18 mpg and 26 mpg, respectively. The new gearbox shifts quickly and smoothly, with beautifully rev-matched downshifts, and is available with steering-column-mounted shift paddles. As an added benefit, the automatic helps damp some of the unpleasant vibrations from the V-6, which has become quite coarse as it's grown in displacement and output.
On the two-door front, the sexy G37 coupe, which was launched last year, not only receives the optional seven-speed automatic, it's available with all-wheel drive, too. The G37x coupe, like the G37x sedan, isn't available with a manual transmission, and both models ride about half an inch higher than their rear-wheel-drive counterparts. Luckily, the added traction comes with no other drawbacks; Infiniti's all-wheel-drive system favors the rear wheels, so neither torque steer nor excessive understeer mar the driving experience.
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The addition of the G37x coupe marks the first time that every Infiniti model is available with all-wheel drive. This moment in history, though, will likely last only until the final G derivative, the G37 convertible, hits the market in the middle of next year. Infiniti knows its enemy - BMW - well, and we suspect that the hardtop convertible, just like its 3-series rival, will be available with rear-wheel drive only.
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2009 Infiniti G37 Specifications

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3.7L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
18 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
26 MPG
328 hp @ 7000rpm
269 ft lb of torque @ 5200rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
60,000 miles / 48 months
70,000 miles / 72 months
Unlimited miles / 84 months
Unlimited miles / 48 months
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IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
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